What are Mental Models?

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Milko Cuadros Saavedra
Director, Bolivia

What are Mental Models?

I understand how to use 4 disciplines but maybe somebody can explain me the mental models... Thanks...


Reese Olger
Strategy Consultant, United States

What are Mental Models

Mental models are your world views. The accumulation of your experiences and expectations of what might happen when or next...
Individually they may include your prejudices and your impressions.
Organizationally they may inform the organizational decisions or cultural practices. This also explains why organizational cultures change so slowly: since many individuals within the organization share similar viewpoints, they will generally make only small steps in the way of change. Organizationally, they may be collectively adverse to risk, as opposed to individuals who may act with less concern for the entire organization.

G. Satish Kumar

Mental Model

It consists of imaginary thinking about any creation or object or model or idea and how that is usef... Sign up

RajVinder Singh Gill
United Kingdom

What are Mental Models

Mental models are the way we learn to construe (Ed: interpret) the world. It has limitations in that... Sign up

Savino Vito

What's Behind your Mental Models

For me it means your assumptions, your "true" believed theory founded on your own experience. When y... Sign up

Trent Hosen, Trinidad and Tobago

An Example of a Negative Mental Model

On many occasions you find workers who were once quite outstanding in their performance for one reas... Sign up

Gerard Leigh, United Kingdom

Drawing Out your Mental Models

For me it is the deeply ingrained (usually tacit) assumptions that we use to shape our decisions. Th... Sign up

Gerard Leigh, United Kingdom

Some Additional Comments on Mental Models

- It was Pfeffer (2005, p.124) who argued that “in order to get different results … companies and th... Sign up


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